TIM: You know, it was the biggest mistake of my life.
Well, I mean, you have to understand I was just this dopey kid mopping floors and kissing officer a—. I mean, well, I enlisted right out of high school. So I just wanted something different in my life.
“It’s not a job, it’s an adventure.” Right? I hated it. I had to get out. So I was working in the kitchen, chopping lettuce, you know, real heroic stuff, and I, uh, I had this big f—ing knife and I chopped off the tip of my little finger and three days later I was a free man.
Honorable discharge. Disabled while serving. I get a check every month.
*From the Screenplay